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Convictions imposed on people for consensual homosexual activity under former laws will be included in a scheme for “righting the wrongs of the past”, the UK's home secretary Priti Patel is to announce. Ms Patel said more people would have convictions for same-sex sexual activity removed

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A new law providing for transgender prisoners in California to be housed and searched in a manner consistent with their gender identity has been challenged as unconstitutional by an anti-trans campaign group.

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Dr Sandra Duffy comments on last week’s English Court of Appeal ruling on transgender children’s access to puberty blockers. On Friday 17th September, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales handed down its decision in the appeal of Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. This judgment

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The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has been urged to develop a national policy on the safe custody of transgender men and women following concerns about trans prisoners being held in prolonged solitary confinement. Prisons inspectors said two trans women prisoners in Limerick Prison are living "an extre

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A draft law has been approved by the Spanish government that would let children as young as 14 change their legal gender with no medical diagnosis. The bill has been prepared by the country's equality ministry, led by the left-wing Podemos party, and would permit people 16 and over to change their n

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Legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBT people in England and Wales will be brought to Westminster as soon as possible, the UK government has said. Conversion therapy is a practice or intervention which attempts to erase, repress, “cure” or change someone’s sexual

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Legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy in Northern Ireland will be brought to Stormont "as soon as possible", Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said. The Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday voted 59-24 in favour of a motion rejecting the "harmful practice" and calling for legislation

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A non-binary person from El Salvador has been granted asylum in the UK in a first-of-its-kind ruling. Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, identified as a gay man when they arrived in the UK in October 2017 but came to identify as non-binary – i.e. neither a man nor a woman – after settling in Li

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Legislation has come into effect in Northern Ireland allowing civil partnerships to be converted into marriages and vice versa. Under The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020, same-sex couples can for the first time convert their civil partnerships into marriage

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A transgender woman has brought judicial review proceedings arguing that the requirement to have a medical diagnosis in order to obtain a gender recognition certificate (GRC) breaches her human rights. Solicitor Ciarán Moynagh of Phoenix Law is representing the anonymous woman in the proceedi

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